Ingmar Weber

Dr. Ingmar Weber is an Alexander von Humboldt Professor for AI at Saarland University where he holds a chair for Societal Computing. His interdisciplinary research looks at what non-traditional data sources can tell us about the offline world and society at large. Working closely with sociologists and demographers he has pioneered the use of online advertising data for complementing official statistics on international migration, digital gender gaps, and poverty. His work is regularly featured in UN reports, and analyses performed by his team have been used to improve operations by UN agencies and NGOs ranging from Colombia to the Philippines. Prior to joining Saarland University, Ingmar was the Research Director for Social Computing at the Qatar Computing Research Institute. As an undergraduate, he studied mathematics at the University of Cambridge before pursuing a Ph.D. at the Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science.


Societal Computing: What Digital Data Tells Us About Society
Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Steffen Kühne, Ingmar Weber, Katrin Weller, Krishna P. Gummadi